Biofuel Feasibility Study Report - Kiritimati Island 2012
The feasibility study undertaken by Gerhard H Zieroth, was to determine the available coconut resources in the Line group and analyze the technical, economic, social, institutional and environmental feasibility of producing coconut oil (CNO) on Kiritimati Island and use it as a fuel substitute in power generation and transport.
The analysis has shown that the introduction of CNO as a diesel substitute could be an economical sound investment.
At present, the Line Islands produce approximately 1,500 tons of copra per annum, equivalent of approximately 750,000 litres of diesel fuel. Maximum copra production since 2005 was 2,400 tons in 2009 and these levels could be expected to be realistic in the future.